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A hotel on Texel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger on Texel hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms on Texel are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Texel hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Texel hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels on Texel have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels on Texel
An upscale full service hotel facility on Texel that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Texel hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels on Texel
Full service Texel hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels on Texel
Boutique hotels of Texel are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Texel boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels on Texel may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels on Texel
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Texel travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Texel focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels on Texel
Small to medium-sized Texel hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Texel traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Texel hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs on Texel
A bed and breakfast on Texel is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Texel bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Texel B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels on Texel
Texel hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Texel hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels on Texel
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Texel hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels on Texel lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs on Texel
Texel timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts on Texel often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Texel on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels on Texel
A Texel motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Texel for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Texel motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Travelling and vacation on Texel

This article is about the Dutch island. For other uses, see Texel (disambiguation).
Municipality and island
North end of the island with the Eierland Lighthouse in 2015
North end of the island with the Eierland Lighthouse in 2015
Flag of Texel
Coat of arms of Texel
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Texel in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates:  / 53.050; 4.800  / 53.050; 4.800
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
• Body Municipal council
• Mayor Michiel Uitdehaag (D66)
• Total 463.16 km (178.83 sq mi)
• Land 161.12 km (62.21 sq mi)
• Water 302.04 km (116.62 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)
• Total 13,641
• Density 85/km (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tesselaar, Texelaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1790–1797
Area code 0222
Website www.texel.nl

Texel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɛsəl]) is a municipality and an island with a population of 13,641 in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. It is the largest and most populated island of the West Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea. The island is situated north of Den Helder, northeast of Noorderhaaks, also known as "Razende Bol" and southwest of Vlieland.

Texel: Name

The name Texel is Frisian, but because of historical sound-changes in Dutch, where all -x- sounds have been replaced with -s- sounds (compare for instance English fox, Frisian fokse, German Fuchs with Dutch vos), the name is typically pronounced Tessel in Dutch.

Texel: History

In the early Middle Ages and before, Texel and Wieringen may have been much bigger and met each other as opposite banks of the Marsdiep, which was then a river with banks of permanent land: see here.

In the 13th century Ada, Countess of Holland was held prisoner on Texel by her uncle William.

Texel received city rights in 1415.

Texel was involved in the Battle of Scheveningen (1653) during the First Anglo-Dutch War and the Battle of Texel (1673) during the Third Anglo-Dutch War.

Dutch ships in the roadstead of Texel, 1671

Texel is also famous in military history as the only place where a navy was defeated on horseback. Occupying Holland in January 1795, the French continental army learned that the mighty Dutch navy had been frozen into the ice around Texel, so Commandant Louis Joseph Lahure and 128 men rode up to it and demanded surrender. No shots were fired.

In 1797, Texel was involved in the Battle of Camperdown during the French Revolutionary Wars.

During the American Revolution, Texel was used as a haven port for the USS Bonhomme Richard before it sank off the coast of Flamborough Head in Britain in September 1779. In that final action, John Paul Jones defeated and captured the British ship HMS Serapis, which he sailed to Texel for desperately needed repairs. This event further complicated Anglo-Dutch relations.

During the First World War in 1914, the Battle off Texel took place off the coast of Texel.

On the night of 31 August 1940, the sea to the northwest of Texel was the scene of the sinking of two British destroyers and the severe damage of a third by German mines in what is known as the Texel Disaster.

At the end of Second World War in 1945, the Georgian Uprising of Texel took place on the island.

Texel: Geography

2014 map of Texel

The municipality is located at  / 53.050; 4.800 north of the mainland of the province of North Holland and west of the mainland of the province of Friesland. The island of Texel is situated north of the city of Den Helder, northeast of the uninhabited island of Noorderhaaks, which is part of the municipality, and southwest of the island of Vlieland.

The island includes the seven villages De Cocksdorp, De Koog, De Waal, Den Burg, Den Hoorn, Oosterend, and Oudeschild, and the small townships of Bargen, De Nes, Dijkmanshuizen, Driehuizen, Harkebuurt, 't Horntje, Midden-Eierland, Molenbuurt, Nieuweschild, Noorderbuurt, Ongeren, Oost, Spang, Spijkdorp, Tienhoven, Westermient, Zevenhuizen, and Zuid-Eierland.

The island of Texel was originally made up of two islands, Texel proper to the south and Eierland to the northeast, which were connected by shoals. In the seventeenth century, the islands were poldered together. Today, Texel forms the largest natural barrier between the North Sea and the Wadden Sea.

Texel: Landscape

The dune landscape on Texel is a unique habitat for wildlife. Notable areas include De Slufter, where the tide comes in and meets the dunes, forming a marshy environment rich in both fauna and flora. Texel is known for its wildlife, particularly in winter, when birds of prey and geese take up residence. About one third of Texel is a protected nature reserve. A wetland called Utopia has been designed for birds to nest in.

Texel: Climate

Climate data for Texel
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.7
Average high °C (°F) 5.5
Average low °C (°F) 1.2
Record low °C (°F) −18.8
Average precipitation mm (inches) 66.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 64.1 91.1 134.8 194.2 235.2 219 228.2 208.2 148 114.2 63.1 51 1,751.1
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Texel: Economy

The tourism industry forms a substantial part of the economy in Texel. Approximately 70% of activities on Texel are in some way related to tourism. Popular forms of tourism on Texel include cycling, walking, swimming and horse riding.

Texel: Local government

The municipal council of Texel consists of 15 seats, which are divided as follows [as of April 2014]:

Eierland Lighthouse in 2013
  • VVD, 3 seats
  • PvdA, 3 seats
  • Texel 2010, 2 seats
  • CDA, 1 seat
  • Texels Belang, 3 seats
  • D66, 1 seat
  • GroenLinks, 1 seat
  • Sterk Texel, 1 seat

Texel: Transport

Ferry MS Dokter Wagemaker (2) (nl) from Den Helder to Texel in 2005

Transport around the island is typically by bicycle, bus (Texelhopper) or car. Texel has an extensive cycle path network. Transport to Texel is usually by ferry (Royal TESO), from Den Helder, or by air via Texel International Airport. The ferry Texelstroom uses 80% compressed natural gas.

Texel: References

  1. "B&W samenstelling en portefeuilles" [Mayor and aldermen members and tasks] (in Dutch). Gemeente Texel. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 1791AT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. Donaldson, Bruce C. (1983). Dutch: A Linguistic History of Holland and Belgium. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff. p. 151. ISBN 9789024791668.
  6. Utopia voor vogels
  7. "Klimaatatlas| KNMI". knmi.nl. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  8. "www.weergegevens.nl". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  9. "Norske Umoe har levert verdens første trykktanker i kompositt til skip". Teknisk Ukeblad. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
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  • Texel travel guide from Wikivoyage
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